An international organisation has conducted a study regarding the wellbeing and life satisfaction of teenagers. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has surveyed 540,000 students internationally.
As students, what is your stance on the newly passed Higher Education and Research Bill?
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently released the results of their Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). PISA was launched in 2000, with about 540,000 students taking part in 2015.
The reputation for high-quality education is the main reason of majority of international undergraduate students for going to the United Kingdom to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). A survey by the British Council published 2 November 2015 reveals 51 per cent of the undergraduate student respondents chose the UK because of the high-quality […]
Universities in the United Kingdom are welcoming academics who are fleeing from war-torn Syria. This is reminiscent of the time when British institutions housed Jewish scholars escaping Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Christ Church, Oxford specifically took German physicist Albert Einstein into its care.
Only around three weeks left and the UK universities academic year 2015 / 2016 start. And so does tens of thousands of new students’ loans in Great Britain. The same is true in the United States where classes start this week. However, there is an emerging alternative to student loans there in the US. They […]
Before this year ends, a British astronaut will be sent to land on the International Space Station. Major Timothy Nigel Peake will launch on board Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-19M on 15 December 2015. He will be Flight Engineer 1 together with a Russian Flight Commander and an American Flight Engineer 2. But there is more […]
You are allowed up to 4,000 characters for your personal statement. It is equivalent to more or less than 600 words. It may be a little bit too short for you to be able to include everything that you feel will make you more competitive than other applicants. At the same time, it may also […]
Writing academic essays at university is a problem to almost all students. It should not be for students in a top university. Apparently, it is. Just like the essay writing of students in other schools, that of some Oxford students demonstrated insufficient basic common sense, difficulty in expressing their ideas especially in the academic language […]
Writing essays, dissertations or any form of academic writing is one important part where university professors assess the learning of students and determine their marks and the degree they earn. Students have difficulty with the writing, research and even the English language itself especially for the many international students who come from non-English speaking countries. […]
Should the government totally ban the discussion of extremist views at university or allow it with the necessary controls and monitoring? Government ministers are now debating over the matter following the claims made that the Islamic State extremist known as ‘Jihadi John,’ real name Mohammed Emwazi, was radicalised in Westminster University in London where he […]
A newly completed tabulation of online ratings for professors shows gaps on how students see their male and female professors. Apparently, female professors are viewed by the students as, among others, bossy and annoying while male professors are, among many, awesome and clever. Further, more students consider male professors as genius while more female professors […]
There is a new league table that ranks the universities’ practices relating to freedom of speech. It is the Free Speech University Rankings or FSUR which is a first of its kind. It is an eye opener to the real state of the freedom of speech and intellectual debate in higher education. From the looks […]
This Tuesday, 27 January 2015, the Department for Education released what is otherwise known as “destination data.” Specifically, it is the Statistical First Release of the Destinations of Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 Students, 2012/13. Expert observers of the education sector weighed in on the data and point out underachievement among white pupils. […]
The Trojan Horse Plot should have not prospered into how it was last year, had education ministers been inquisitive and vigilant enough when reports of its operations were made by head teachers back in 2010 and 1994. They should have not stopped at the limits of protocols and took the initiative to improve it so […]
What do students need from the government in 2015? Authorities, experts, higher education sector insiders and pundits can give their opinions. Even politicians will! But the politicians are the ones who really need to know what really students need from the government. They are the ones who will be competing for the students’ votes. To […]
A professional body to represent teachers and champion high standard education practices will be set up with the help of the government. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws have announced last week the government’s plans to support the creation of such new college of teachers which will be independent of the government. […]
Labour can seize power come next year’s tight elections if it can win around 10 seats. These seats can be won through student voters. And to win the student vote, Labour may need to promise to sincerely and effectively pursue a policy lowering tuition fees to £6,000 as the student vote also shown that it […]
Students from around the world go to the United Kingdom to get their international education. But for British students to further experience international education, on top of their UK education, they should go outside the country. One best place is India. Two weeks ago, UK Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities Greg Clark […]
When we talk about classes in prisons, they are often skills trainings, values education, spirituality and religion. Durham University is taking a step further by introducing the first criminology education classes in European penitentiary history. Durham University will hold criminology classes inside high category prisons Her Majesty’s Prison Services Durham and January 2015 in HMP […]